Blessing for Baptism of the Lord Sunday (Year C)

A Blessing for Baptism of the Lord Sunday, Year C
(Adapted from Isaiah 43:1-7 and Luke 3:13-22)
Written by the Rev. Erin Counihan for worship at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday 1/13/2019. You are welcome to use this in your own worship context.

Voice 1: Thus says the Lord, the God who created you,
Voice 2: The God who formed you and spoke life into your body:
Voice 1: You are my beloved.
Voice 2: Do not fear.
Voice 1: I have redeemed you.
Voice 2: I have called you by name.
Voice 1: You are mine.
Voice 2: You are my beloved.
Voice 1: With you I am well pleased.
Voice 2: When you pass through rough waters, rivers and waves,
Voice 1: They will not overwhelm you.
Voice 2: When you walk through fire,
Voice 1: You shall not be burned.
Voice 2: The flame will not consume you.
Voice 1: For I am with you.
Voice 2: I love you.
Voice 1: You are precious in my sight.
Voice 2: I will gather you up.
Voice 1: I will be with you.
Voice 2: Beloved.
Voice 1: Precious child.
Voice 2: You wonderful creature.
Voice 1: Do not fear.
Voice 2: I am with you.
Voice 1: You
Voice 2: You
Voice 1: You
Voice 2: You are my beloved.
Voice 1: And with you, I am so very pleased.

 

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